But because I haven't bought a pair of straighteners in 10 years I don't really know what's out there in the curl killing market, so could I find a pair that worked as well or even better than my beloved almost-vintage set? Thankfully, the answer is yes.
The xtava Pro-Satin Infrared Straighteners claim to be a "professional flat iron" with tourmaline ceramic plates that will achieve "salon-worthy shine" thanks to the infrared technology.
Now I read phrases like "salon-worthy shine" and promises of smooth, silky hair with less heat damage and I think to myself; that's all very nice but you clearly don't know my hair. I enter these situations with fair amount of scepticism, but I was ready to give these straighteners a good go and see if they matched their claims.
Now the important part, do they work? Below is my hair after washing and air drying, with the after straightening next to it. What. A. Difference.
- They straighten quicker than any other straighteners I've ever used
- My hair stayed straight for longer, looked shiny, felt healthy and strong
- Easy to hold, easy to use, cool down quickly, heat up quickly
- Gorgeous packaging and an insulated bag for them
So with all that being said, guess the price.. £29.99, I have spent much much much more than that on straighteners in the past and these outperformed all of them. If you have or want GHDs I'd say buy these instead.
They are truly amazing, straightening my hair has become so much easier, looks better, lasts longer and just wow.
You can buy your own from Amazon here and I'm fairly sure you won't regret it. With Christmas just around the corner they'd make a great gift.
My old pair that I'd clung onto for the last 10 years? They've gone, left the building, never to be seen again. I would 100% recommend these xtava Pro-Satin Infrared Hair Straighteners to anyone and I absolutely adore them.
I'd love to know your thoughts, do you straighten your hair or do you embrace your natural hair? Drop me a comment below, I always love hearing from you guys!
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